Labor News

  1. Tacoma Utility Worker Gets Six-Figure Settlement In 'Bro Culture' Case

    A city in Washington State has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a former employee who accused its public utility of encouraging a workplace hostile to women.

  2. Hollister Wastewater Plant Recognized For Commitment To Safety

    The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility, which is operated and maintained by Veolia North America, has been recognized with the Safety Plant of the Year Award by the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association for its commitment to ensuring the plant is operated safely for both employees and the community.

  3. Clean Water Funding Investment Bill Introduced In Congress

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) joins other major clean water organizations in supporting the bipartisan introduction of the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019.

  4. American Water Earns Four 'Military Friendly Employer' Designations For 2019

    American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced recently that it has earned four 2019 Military Friendly Employer designations by VIQTORY, a military-focused marketing and publishing company.

  5. Wastewater 'Boot Camp' Drives Resiliency, Fights Industry Brain Drain

    Above-and-beyond commitment from the personnel responsible for treating the nation’s wastewater might not be a surprise to those who work in the industry. But even by the highest standards, one man in Rhode Island has earned himself special accolade for his dedication to the craft.

  6. IWA And IDB Launch The Digital Platform 'AquaRating Community Of Practice'

    The International Water Association (IWA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have launched jointly the digital AquaRating Community of Practice for water professionals at a water utilities workshop in Quito, Ecuador.

  7. Only 25 Out Of 150 Wastewater Treatment Plants In Oaxaca, Mexico Are Fully Functional

    Oaxaca, a city in central Mexico, has more than enough wastewater treatment plants to serve its residents. But the problem is that most of them aren’t functioning.

  8. American Water Names Kevin Kirwan Chief Environmental Officer

    American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company announced Kevin Kirwan has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental and Operational Excellence Officer effective recently.

  9. Next Generation Of Leading Water Scientists And Engineers To Be Trained At Cranfield

    The next generation of leading water scientists and engineers are set to be trained at Cranfield University. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), recently announced the University’s participation in two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).

  10. Scott Houston Elected President Of West Basin Board Of Directors

    At the January board meeting, the West Basin Municipal Water District board of directors elected Scott Houston to serve as its board president and Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board vice president for 2019.